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Photographs are Memories on Paper- Essay

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Hridi Talati

Hey folks, Sara here. Today is World Photography Day! We live in a world flooded with endless images, spending so much time and effort spent in clicking, editing and publishing them. But is this how it always was and is this how it should be? 10 year old Hridi Talati from Vadodara raises and answers some of these important questions in her wonderful essay.

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Photographs are Memories on Paper- Essay

And click! 5 years ago your mother just clicked a memorable photo of you in the summer. Now you are skimming across your mother’s pictures when a bright picture catches your eye, you click on it and go down a little trip in your  memory lane and flashback to what happened 5 summers ago…

 

Clicking a photograph means that you want to preserve a moment till the end of time, and when you look at that old photograph again you feel exactly the way you did that day.

 

Each picture holds a powerful feeling, whether it is sadness or happiness, anger or relaxation, nostalgia or forgetfulness. A picture doesn’t have to be  perfect to be memorable, it just has to be heart-felt.

 

I am personally not a fan of editing a picture to make it look like it is done by a  professional. Why would you want to spoil a perfectly good and true photograph by adding false make- overs to it? It makes the photograph look a  little too overdone, unless, of course, it needs the editing to make it look  better.

 

A good memory is the most popular kind of picture because seeing it makes  you feel pleased and happy. And so ,“When you think good thoughts, they will  shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”- Roald Dahl.

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